NDRRMC: Typhoon Nina wrecks over 30,000 houses in Bicol region

admin   •   December 29, 2016   •   5796

An uprooted tree during the onslaught of Typhoon Nina (Nock-Ten)

A total of 30, 897 houses have been damaged in Bicol region over the onslaught of Typhoon Nina.

In Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Bicol region,  a total of 122 areas are experiencing power outage while 10 power lines in Calabarzon and Region 5 have been cut off since December 25.

National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council  (NDRRMC) has reported that provinces of Marinduque and Oriental Mindoro suffered a total of over P83 million worth of damages to infrastructure.

The council has confirmed one death in Calabarzon while 10 others are still under verification.  Seventy-nine have been reported wounded while four are still missing.

A total of more than P29 million worth of assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units have been extended to the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes and Sorgon; all In Region 5.

Patuloy pa rin po tayo na naghahanda ng mga karagdagang family foodpacks para sa ating mga evacuees.  Maari po kasi na yung ilang ating mga kababayan ay manatili pa na mas matagal na mga ilang araw pa sa ating evacuation centers dahil sa dami na naitala natin na nasirang kabahayan dahil sa bagyo,” said NDRRMC spokesperson, Mina Marasigan.

(We continue to prepare additional family foodpacks for the evacuees. It is possible that many of them may have to remain a while longer at evacuation centers due to the large number of damaged houses.)

NDRRMC is still coordinating with the Philippine Coastguard for the reported missing crew members of sunken RoRo vessels in Batangas province. — Bryan de Paz | UNTV News and Rescue


Classes in all grade levels in CALABARZON suspended from January 17 to 29 due to COVID-19 surge

Robie de Guzman   •   January 14, 2022

The Department of Education (DepEd) in CALABARZON has ordered the suspension of classes in all grade levels in the region starting January 17 to 29 amid the rapid increase in COVID-19 infections.

In a memorandum signed by Regional Director Francis Cesar Bringas, the DepEd said that the suspension order is in support of the region’s “initiative for safe operations and well-being of stakeholders.”

“This suspension includes all other school activities, whether physical or virtual (online), that involve school-based personnel, learners, and parents,” it said.

DepEd CALABARZON also said that the schedule of midyear break on January 31 to February 5, 2022, shall remain.

“Schools Division Offices are encouraged to do necessary adjustments in the implementation of the curriculum after these suspension dates particularly when new directives are issued,” it said.

Meanwhile, the DepEd also urged private schools to exercise their own discretion relative to the suspension of classes and K to 12 learning activities when COVID-19 risks in their respective areas are high.

CALABARZON region includes the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon.

PHIVOLCS: Magnitude 5.3. quake jolts Batangas, others areas

Robie de Guzman   •   December 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 hit parts of Batangas and other nearby areas, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said Monday.

In its earthquake bulletin, the PHIVOLCS said the quake was recorded approximately 24 kilometers southwest of Calatagan Batangas around 5:12 p.m.

The temblor had a depth of 99 kilometers and was tectonic in origin.

PHIVOLCS said Intensity 3 was felt in Quezon City while intensity 2 was felt in San Felipe in Zambales.

Instrumental Intensity 1 was felt in Quezon City, Tagaytay City, Batangas City, and Calatagan.

PHIVOLCS said no damage is expected from the quake but aftershocks are likely to occur.

4Ps beneficiaries na fully vaccinated na vs COVID-19, bibigyan ng insentibo — DSWD

Robie de Guzman   •   December 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Makatatanggap ng dagdag na insentibo ang mga benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) na nakakumpleto na ng bakuna kontra COVID-19.

Ayon kay Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rolando Bautista, nakatakdang maglabas ng executive order si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte kaugnay ng programa.

“The president will issue an executive order on how to grant incentives to the members of 4Ps once they submit themselves for vaccination without violating the regulations governing the program,” ang pahayag ni Bautista nang bumisita ito sa isang vaccination center sa Zamboanga City noong Martes.

Hindi binanggit ng opisyal kung anong insentibo ang ibibigay sa 4Ps beneficiaries.

Ayon sa DSWD chief, mas marami na ngayong 4Ps beneficiaries ang interesado nang magpabakuna matapos magsagawa ng information drive ang pamahalaan kaugnay ng hakbang.

“We explained to them that they really need to be vaccinated against coronavirus disease during the conduct of the family development sessions,” ani Bautista.


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